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Photo Use... Another Scale

A cropped version of a Scale-a-Week photo appears in an article on the New Balance running shoe site.

A Pinky Street photo appears on a video game review site.

A cat photo... yes, I have actually posted cat photos... appears on an Italian pet care blog.

This one is funny! Yet another scale, posted on the personal site of an English vicar who weighs 13 stone 4 pounds, which happens to be the weight indicated on the scale! How's that for niche appeal!

A Tomatina -- and yes, even I will admit that many of my La Tomatina photos are quite good, other than being of low megapixel size -- photo appears on a Lonely Planet travel blog.

How about a running shoe picture used to promote the amenities at an apartment complex?

Fun stuff! Imagine if I were making a nickel off every one of these photos!


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Apr. 18th, 2012 01:40 pm (UTC)
Heh, I was amused by the scale one posted by the English vicar of the same weight. I'd never thought to go to Flickr to search for my weight on a scale before.
Apr. 22nd, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
And now that you've done so... which I'm sure you have... what did you find?
Apr. 22nd, 2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
Got you there! No, I haven't! The worst that I've done is searched all photos for more of some of the ridiculous tags you've set.
Apr. 18th, 2012 04:00 pm (UTC)
I'm curious how many of these people actually contact you before they use them. (With Creative Commons they probably don't have to, do they?)
Apr. 22nd, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
You are correct, under Creative Commons it is not necessary for a potential user to contact the owner of the photo. Under the licensing option I selected, a credit or link is required. Of course, if someone uses a photo without providing a credit or link, I would have no way of knowing...

... except for the time that HaloPhoenix used a photo and credited it to another site... and DBlume noticed! That was too funny!

Prior to switching my Flickr stream over to Creative Commons I was beginning to receive regular inquiries regarding Creative Commons use. Following the use of one of my pictures on Wikipedia, which I thought was pretty neat, I decided to make everything available.

Occasionally I still receive notifications of photo use. For the most part, I'm discovering these sites by looking at my Flickr stats. The stats indicate the source for photo views. Most of these photos I'm writing about only receive one or two views from each blog use. A few receive many more. One of my Monster High photos continues to generate views after being posted on a Russian doll site. The Discover Science Blog photo of the standing broom continues to get regular click-throughs.

I was reading some of the Flickr forums earlier today about Getty Images. It was funny to read the occasional snotty remarks from "professional photographers" denigrating Creative Commons photos as being low quality junk. To an extent I agree. However, unlike some professional wannabees, I am under no delusions as to the "value" of my photos. Pictures are a readily available, and thus basically worthless, commodity in the digital era, particularly online. Still, I am thinking about opening another Flickr account and making photos I post there available for licensing through Getty Images. My expectations would be for no takers, but who knows? Maybe I should invest in a variety of bathroom scales and a selection of floor tiles and try to leverage my specialized niche market into an active revenue stream!
Luca Mortellaro
Sep. 28th, 2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
Cat Photo
Hi, I'm the writer of the post you mentioned about pets. I found your photo on Flickr with free license of use (mentioning the source at the bottom of the post). As I'm a photographer too, I can understand that it's not funny see a own picture around without knowin'. If you want, I'll remove it. Let me now (write at info@petsblog.it). Thanks a lot! Bye!
Sep. 28th, 2012 10:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Cat Photo
I was surprised, but very happy, to see that my cat photo was useful on your post! Most of my Flickr photos are available under the least-restrictive Creative Commons license. You are very welcome to use any of my photos that meet your needs!

I am often surprised to see the ways in which my photos are featured, but I am always happy when somebody can make use of my amateur images!

Actually, I find it quite funny to see my images in surprising or unusual places around the internet! An increasing number of my photos appear on European blog sites, which I always find interesting!

Best of luck with your pet info web site!

Edited at 2012-09-29 02:16 am (UTC)
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